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    Simple pool bonding question,

    Do you guys think that its safe to undo one of the nuts that hold the walls together in the pool that is already filled with water in order to slip the copper wire in between ?

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    Re: Simple pool bonding question,

    It all depends on the design of the wall joint. If it's a typical joint that has dozens of bolts, it's safe to undo one of them. The only potential problem is getting the nut back tight. There's a possibility that the bolt will spin before the nut gets tight, but there are ways of handling that if it happens. Also you shouldn't just put the wire under the nut. You should use a bolt-on lug designed for bonding.
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    Re: Simple pool bonding question,

    You need to use an approved lug to connect the bond wire. In most areas the requirement is for a direct burial lug.
    http://www.cesco.com/resources/blosm/im ... 3.ext.jpeg
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    Re: Simple pool bonding question,

    Quote Originally Posted by danpik
    You need to use an approved lug to connect the bond wire. In most areas the requirement is for a direct burial lug.
    http://www.cesco.com/resources/blosm/im ... 3.ext.jpeg

    do you think something like that would do ?

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_47514-12704-770 ... facetInfo=

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    Re: Simple pool bonding question,

    Veetek20,

    The one you referenced is what I used on my above ground pool. It passed inspection for me however, your requirements may be different in your area.

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    Re: Simple pool bonding question,

    The one you referenced should be fine. That's what I commonly see.
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    Re: Simple pool bonding question,

    Quote Originally Posted by veetek20
    Quote Originally Posted by danpik
    You need to use an approved lug to connect the bond wire. In most areas the requirement is for a direct burial lug.
    http://www.cesco.com/resources/blosm/im ... 3.ext.jpeg

    do you think something like that would do ?

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_47514-12704-770 ... facetInfo=

    Thank you .
    My advise would be to ask your inspector what they like to see in your area. Here, my inspectors want direct burial lugs even if they will remain above ground. They have markings on the sides to indicate this. Your area may allow that type of lug but, it may not be rated for outdoor or direct burial use.
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    Re: Simple pool bonding question,

    Thanks for all your help guys.
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